Hall of Fame Induction

Olathe Northwest’s 2016 Homecoming football game was held on Friday, September 30 at CBAC. Along with the Raven’s 34-0 shutout win against Leavenworth, the Raven Pride Marching Band’s field show, and the announcing of the school’s homecoming king and queen, two alumni, Nate Tenbrink and Rebeka Stowe, as well as the school’s former principal, Gwen Poss, were officially inducted into the Olathe Northwest Hall of Fame. Tenbrink played varsity basketball and baseball at ONW, and now plays baseball professionally. He emphasized that “It’s quite an honor to be next to Gwen and Rebecca; an athlete and one of the best women I’ve met in my whole life.” Rebeka Stowe was a part of the soccer, basketball, cross country, and track teams while at Northwest. She was also very honored to be one of the first people inducted, saying that “It’s really special…to get to be a part of the first [indiction class] and realizing that I was one of the first women to be a part of this that went to Northwest.” Gwen Poss was ONW’s principal from its opening in 2003 until her retirement from the position in May of 2016. She explained how “when we opened this high school, we had a dream of making this happen. I never expected to be in that first indiction class.”  Tenbrink and Stowe also had some words of advice for students who want to make an impact while at ONW. “Just follow your dreams; never give up on a passion you have” Tenbrink said. Stowe emphasized the importance of finding balance in high school but still “realizing that what you’re doing right now is going to impact your future.” She also added that students should always strive to “Be nice to people. It’s simple, but it’s also the little things that are profound in life.”


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